Among the AMR Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection documents filed last fall were FAA proofs of claim against the company for 89 alleged safety violations that occurred between January 2007 and November 2011.
Eagle County Regional Airport
American Eagle’s first shipment of new airplanes in some five years began last month as the Dallas-based regional airline took delivery of two new CRJ700s from Bombardier. Scheduled to accept two airplanes each month for about the next year, Eagle as of last month already flew 25 of the Canadian jets, all of which offered a first-class section as of July 2.
The FAA has proposed levying a $1 million fine against American Eagle for failing to comply with the company’s oil-consumption monitoring program. The offenses involved nine Saab 340Bs, whose oil levels the airline failed to properly check daily between May 1 and Aug. 24, 1998. During that period, Eagle pilots aborted 11 takeoffs due to low engine oil pressure.
Perhaps the sector of aviation most visibly affected by the events of September 11, the airline industry continues its struggle toward recovery, as security burdens, economic jitters and lingering public apprehension over flying conspire to sustain the worst slump in the history of the business.
Based on a poll of corporate pilots conducted over the last several weeks by Max-Viz of Portland, Ore., the manufacturer of enhanced-vision systems (EVS) has put together a list of the 10 most challenging approaches in America.
Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Vail, Colo., recently dedicated a new ATC tower, resulting from the efforts of Eagle County, the Colorado Division of Aeronautics and the FAA. Construction of the new tower, made possible in part by the FAA’s AIR-21 program, will support expanded airport operations that include five scheduled carriers at the terminal and customs clearance for international travelers.
Vail Valley Jet Center at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), Colo., now has customs, immigration and agricultural inspection services available on site and has upgraded its passenger terminal with wireless Internet access. The FBO has also added scheduled and as-needed maintenance capability, now serving as host to a satellite shop operated by Denver Centennial Airport-based Haggan Aviation.
Immaculate Flight, a national aircraft detailing company operating out of Grand Rapids, Mich., is offering its services in three new areas: Atlanta (PDK, FTY, ATL); Aspen (ASE) and Eagle (EGE), Colo. The Atlanta area airport service is currently in operation, and the Aspen and Eagle airports are slated to be up and running before the busy winter ski season.
Learjet 35A, Eagle, Colo., July 15, 2005–Learjet N620JM was substantially damaged when it ran off the runway on landing at the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE). The landing gear collapsed and the airplane caught fire. VMC prevailed for the unscheduled, on-demand medical transport flight from Aspen on a VFR flight plan. The captain, first officer and two passengers received minor injuries.